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Saturday, 16 January 2016

Time Topic Location
08.00–17.30
08.00–17.30
South Pacific 1 & 2
South Pacific 1 & 2
12.15–14.15
12.15–14.15
South Pacific 3

1115-1215: Meet & Greet and Buffet Lunch

1215-1415: Meeting to commence


Agenda:  Strategic topics and issues related to the development of PTC.


All outgoing, incoming and continuing BG and AC members are encouraged to attend.

South Pacific 3
14.30–17.30
14.30–17.30
South Pacific 4

For all outgoing, incoming and continuing Board of Governors members.

South Pacific 4
18.30–20.00
18.30–20.00
Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Ocean Lawn

By invitation only.

Royal Hawaiian Hotel - Ocean Lawn
20.00–21.30
20.00–21.30
Tiki's Grill & Bar, Waikiki

Orientation with Dinner.

Please meet at Hilton hotel lobby, 7:30 PM.

Tiki's Grill & Bar, Waikiki

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Time Topic Location
07.30–08.30
07.30–08.30
Honolulu 3
Honolulu 3
08.30–11.00
08.30–11.00
Honolulu 1

For all outgoing, incoming and continuing AC members. PTC members invited to attend with advance RSVP to the Secretariat.

Honolulu 1
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30

09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
Coral 1 & 2

Sponsored by:

Submarine cables remain critical infrastructure for the modern world. Today, submarine cables carry over 98% of intercontinental data traffic, providing a web of comprehensive connectivity, reliability and redundancy. But the connectivity needs and technology of our world continues to change – our industry is critical to support and drive such global development. PTC’16 will examine cable protection and regulatory development, the latest developments in system design and upgrade, and focus on issues critical to the ongoing success of the Global Submarine Cable industry.

Regional Roundup:  
Review and update submarine cable developments over the last twelve months around the globe. Consider what’s new on the legal and regulatory scene – and take a peek into what’s happening in the world of Cable Protection, Marine Support and Operations!

Presenters:
Americas/Atlantic/Europe
Wayne Nielsen, WFN Strategies LLC

Asia Pacific
Shota Masuda,
NEC

India/ME/Africa
Byron Clatterbuck, SECOM

Latam/Caribbean
Joel Ogren, 
Ocean Networks, Inc.

Cable O&M and Cableship Matters
Dean Veverka, Southern Cross Cable Network

Regulatory
Kent Bressie, 
Harris, Wilshire, Grannis LLP

"Think SMART": Science Monitoring and Reliable Telecommunications
John Mariano,
 The David Ross Group, Inc. 

Moderator:

  • Paul McCann, Managing Director, McCann Consulting International, Australia

Presenters:

Coral 1 & 2
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
South Pacific 1

Organized by:

Since 2007, eCLIC (the Emergency Communications Leadership and Innovation Center) has evangelized the principles of democratized innovation and collaborative leadership to improve emergency communications. For years, we have spread this message at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Annual  “Emergency Communications & Disaster Management workshop” (ECDM), the US Pacific Command’s Pacific Endeavor (PE), Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley’s Disaster Management Initiative (DMI), and other venues.

In 2009, eCLIC and Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley joined forces. CMUSV/eCLIC collaboratively supported both PE and PTC 2009 through 2015. Again, we will support the ECDM workshop on 17 JAN, at PTC’16 in Oahu, Hawaii (see www.ptc.org). For 2015, REDCOM’s Klaus Gueldenpfennig and O3b’s Jack Deasy joined Pat Lanthier as Co-Chairs of the PTC ECDM.

PTC and the ECDM workshop are international events. The full conference attracts 1000+ leaders from communications companies, governments, military, humanitarian groups, academia and emergency services from 50+ countries. The ECDM also collaborates with USPACOM’s PE (23 countries, via the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program - MCIP) and the UN Working Group on Emergency Communications (UNWGET).

We invite you to collaborate with us at PTC’16. Help us “Reimagine Emergency Telecoms” via a “Whole Community” approach for Emergency Communications and Disaster Management (ECDM).

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
South Pacific 2

Organized by:

What will the successful teleport operating company of 2020 look like? Accelerating changes in technology and in current and evolving markets suggest that “business as usual” will not be a recipe for success. In this session, we will reflect on the significant trends teleport executives see in the business, and explore how their facilities, procedures, customer relationships, capital needs and fundamental business strategies may need to change as a result.

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 2
09.00–10.30
09.00–10.30
South Pacific 3

As an important measure to protect telecommunications consumers, various different forms of USO have been designed and implemented in the U. S., Europe, and Asia Pacific after the middle of 1980’s when the regulators started to introduce market competition. In the recent years, with the development of new technologies and new services, the USO issue has once more been put under the spotlight by regulators in many countries.

This session aims to create a forum to present the current USO policy debates in the U.S.,  E.U., Korea and Japan. The FCC in the U.S. has started to discuss new regulatory framework called the Connect America Fund as the alternatives of the current USO. In Australia, with the development of the National Broadband Network, the old USO scheme has been reconsidered in 2012 and again in 2015. In EU and Japan, the USO scheme implemented in 2005 has been revised twice, and the government report addressed the necessity to introduce a new concept of USO, but the study group has yet to be formalized.

It becomes clear that regulators in these countries have expressed concerns on the current USO scheme in the new technological and policy environment, where people have a big variety of service options and high-speed Internet provision in addition to the traditional fixed line telephony service. In this new environment, fundamental USO issues shall be reconsidered, such as the definition of universal service and emerging issues shall be discussed such as the role of mobile carriers and OTT in the USO scheme.

Presentations from the U.S., E.U., Japan and Korea in this session will provide a comparative picture of the current USO debates in these countries.

Moderator:

  • Christina Higa, Associate Director, Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program (UH TASI) &, Co-director, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
10.30–11.00
10.30–11.00
Coral and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral and South Pacific Lounge
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30

11.00–12.25
11.00–12.25
Coral 1 & 2

Organized by:

Submarine cables remain critical infrastructure for the modern world. Today, submarine cables carry over 98% of intercontinental data traffic, providing a web of comprehensive connectivity, reliability and redundancy. But the connectivity needs and technology of our world continues to change – our industry is critical to support and drive such global development. PTC’16 will examine cable protection and regulatory development, the latest developments in system design and upgrade, and focus on issues critical to the ongoing success of the Global Submarine Cable industry.

The Changing Global Cable Map, What’s Next?  
The changing global mesh, building the story of huge volumes of demand with OTTs, older cables reaching a critical 25-year mark within the planning horizon for new cables, technology approaching the Shannon limit! Does this result in somewhat longer build-cycle than we’ve seen in previous up-periods of the market? How are we going to handle all this and build the network of the future?

Moderator:

Presenters:

  • Neal Bergano, VP, Research and Development & CTO, TE SubCom, USA
  • Ahmad Fathi Husairi, EVP, Corporate Strategy & Investment, Telekomunikasi Indonesia International (Telin), Indonesia
  • Frank Rey, Director, Global Network Acquisition Group, Microsoft, USA
  • Tim Stronge, VP, Research, TeleGeography, USA
  • Greg Varisco, COO, AquaComms Limited, USA
Coral 1 & 2
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 1

Organized by:

Since 2007, eCLIC (the Emergency Communications Leadership and Innovation Center) has evangelized the principles of democratized innovation and collaborative leadership to improve emergency communications. For years, we have spread this message at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) Annual  “Emergency Communications & Disaster Management workshop” (ECDM), the US Pacific Command’s Pacific Endeavor (PE), Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley’s Disaster Management Initiative (DMI), and other venues.

In 2009, eCLIC and Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley joined forces. CMUSV/eCLIC collaboratively supported both PE and PTC 2009 through 2015. Again, we will support the ECDM workshop on 17 JAN, at PTC’16 in Oahu, Hawaii (see www.ptc.org). For 2015, REDCOM’s Klaus Gueldenpfennig and O3b’s Jack Deasy joined Pat Lanthier as Co-Chairs of the PTC ECDM.

PTC and the ECDM workshop are international events. The full conference attracts 1000+ leaders from communications companies, governments, military, humanitarian groups, academia and emergency services from 50+ countries. The ECDM also collaborates with USPACOM’s PE (23 countries, via the Multinational Communications Interoperability Program - MCIP) and the UN Working Group on Emergency Communications (UNWGET).

We invite you to collaborate with us at PTC’16. Help us “Reimagine Emergency Telecoms” via a “Whole Community” approach for Emergency Communications and Disaster Management (ECDM).

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 2

Organized by:

With the telecom/ICT sector undergoing rapid transformation, the small islands and developing economies of the Pacific will need to tag in and be part of the new digital world. In line with the PTC 2016 theme, Reimagining Telecoms, this workshop will focus on the Pacific with a few selected technologists and country players discuss re-imagining telecoms, sharing their context and discussing necessary new ecosystems, capacity and goals needed, with policy, regulatory challenges, and needs to shape strategies, plan for transition and implementation, what needs to be enabled and gaps to be bridged, and how the industry and organization can leverage on the new era of new paradigms, partnerships, matured technologies, cyber ecosystems.

The panelist will first see discussions by the selected technologists introduce and highlight key changes that technology is bringing about and enabling, to be followed by country panelist to discuss their local and Pacific regional contexts and re- imagining their telecoms

Moderator:

  • Ivan Fong, President, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA), and CEO, Telecom Fiji Limited, Fiji

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 3

Three tremendously timely papers which address important questions about mobile broadband spectrum. Should mobile broadband spectrum at mm wavelengths (26-60 GHz) be licensed or unlicensed – or both? What does a 145 country study show about the conditions under which regulators are most able to adopt paradigm shifting spectrum allocation policies for the best use of the resource? How can wireless network virtualization and spectrum sharing be used together to meet the increasing demand for the spectrum resource?  If you are interested in the future of mobile broadband spectrum, you need to hear this.

Moderator:

  • Richard Taylor, Distinguished Professor in Residence, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
11.00–12.30
11.00–12.30
South Pacific 4

A series of short presentations by various speakers and organizations on various topics and technologies. 


1100 - 1120: Service Discovery Across Multiple Interconnected Networks
Jason Kempson, Neustar

1120 - 1140: The LSO Progress Report: Multi-Operator Carrier Ethernet Service Orchestration from Months to Minutes
Nan Chen, MEF

1140 - 1200:
 The Role of Ethernet in IoT
Chad Lamb, XKL

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
12.40–13.30
12.40–13.30
Coral 1 & 2

Sponsored by:

Want to be entertained whilst having lunch?  John Stanton (CEO, ACOMMS) will try and stimulate the taste buds and control a frenzy of expert panelists to discuss - Who will Fund the Cables of the Future?  The theme is intended to recognize the changing face of the market from the purchaser perspective, with the growing influence of OTTs, increasing number of co-builds & fiber pair purchases, role of private cables in supporting these models, evolution of consortium projects with not only traditional big-name carriers, but also new players?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Najam Ahmad, VP, Network Engineering , Facebook, USA
  • Sean Bergin, President & Co-founder, APTelecom, Cambodia
  • Leigh Frame, COO, Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, France
  • Ed McCormack, VP & General Manager, Submarine Systems, Ciena, United Arab Emirates
  • Yves Ruggeri, President, SubOptic Executive Committee, and VP, Submarine Systems, Orange, France
  • Ihab Tarazi, CTO, Equinix, Inc., USA
Coral 1 & 2
13.30–15.15
13.30–15.15

13.45–15.15
13.45–15.15
Coral 1 & 2

Organized by:

Sponsored by:

Now in its tenth year, TeleGeography’s International Telecom Trends Workshop has become one of PTC’s most popular sessions. The workshop, generously sponsored by PCCW Global, will highlight TeleGeography’s latest findings on the global wholesale and enterprise networks markets. The workshop will feature the following presentations:

"Where Networks Connect"
Colocation and data centers have been one of the strongest sectors in the international networks market. TeleGeography VP of Strategy Stephan Beckert will explore recent developments in regional data center markets, expansion plans of major providers, and trends in colocation service pricing.

"Wholesale Capacity and IP Transit Prices"
TeleGeography Senior Analyst Brianna Boudreau will examine trends in wholesale capacity and IP transit pricing. How have recent network investments and the deployment of 100 Gbps technology affected international prices? Why do vast geographic price disparities persist? What impact will emerging market players and technologies have on wholesale prices in the future?

"The Dystopian Future of International Networks"
Is Skynet inevitable? TeleGeography Research Director Alan Mauldin will review common traits of dystopias and consider portents of a potentially dystopian future for the international networks business. Key topics will include bandwidth demand drivers, the potential for capacity exhaustion, and wholesale price convergence.

"2016 Submarine Cable Map"
Workshop attendees will be the first to see TeleGeography’s 2016 Submarine Cable Map, which will be unveiled during the session. Each attendee will receive a complimentary folded copy.

Presenters:

Coral 1 & 2
13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00
South Pacific 1

This session on big data will address various topics in the telecommunications industry related to how companies can leverage (or be hindered) by this type of data. Oftentimes, corporations are challenged because they are unable to establish capabilities to leverage big data, including the analysis, capture, curation of data, internal and external search capabilities, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, and information privacy. Research topics in this session will look at the use of predictive analytics and other certain advanced methods to extract value from big data.

Moderator:

  • Muhammad Rashid Shafi, Senior EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Multinet Pakistan Private Limited, Pakistan

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
13.30–15.00
13.30–15.00
South Pacific 4

A series of short presentations by various speakers and organizations on various topics and technologies.


1330 - 1350: NFV Benefits and Challenges for Session Border Controllers
Micaela Giuhat,
Metaswitch Networks

1350 - 1410: Examining the Winning SDN and NFV Use Cases
Abel Tong, 
Ciena

1410 - 1430: Upending Enterprise Data Services with an On-Demand Network
Karl May, 
Treq Labs, Inc.


Moderator:

  • Daniel Smith, Lecturer, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
15.00–15.30
15.00–15.30
Coral and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral and South Pacific Lounge
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00

15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 1

The Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as one of the critical initiatives of the year, as every organization must now be a digital business. Organizations that succeed in this digital era are creating, capturing and distilling an onslaught of digital data in order to accelerate innovation, improve customer experience, manage risk, and achieve competitive advantage. But IoT does not stand alone. Agile organizations are leveraging cloud services and big data analytics as well as other new technologies and processes to fulfill the promise of IoT. 

This session will explore the intersection of IoT, cloud and big data. Experts across all three areas will distill the definitions of each and provide examples of how you can increase your competitive advantage and help your customers succeed in the digital era.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 2

The telecom industry is about to experience an tumultuous upheaval that will completely change how networks are designed, deployed, and maintained. Join us for an interactive discussion that will cover the hottest and most pressing technology changes that will affect both network operators and end-users alike. Topics covered include the technologies, challenges, and new business opportunities related to the impending deployment of 5G mobile networks. Also covered will be the most fundamental shift in telecom networks since the introduction of wireless networks, which is the moving from closed, hardware-based networks to open, software-based networks driven by the accelerating advent of Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) concepts. Join the discussion and peer into the future of tomorrow’s telecom industry.

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 2
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 3

This panel will focus on how access to Internet connectivity and information and communications technology (ICTs), can enable economic development, social empowerment, and equitable opportunities for people across the developing world, and more specifically, across Small Island Developing States (SIDS). In particular, the panelists will focus on how broadband Internet access affects the tourism industry in small island developing states (SIDS), how access to modern telecommunications technology empowers rural women, and how regulatory policies for telcos across the Pacific Islands can improve the possibilities for providing connectivity to a greater proportion of the population.   

Moderator:

  • Laura Hosman, Assistant Professor, Ethics, Public Policy, Science & Technology (EPPST), Department of Political Science, California Polytechnic State University, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
15.30–17.00
15.30–17.00
South Pacific 4

Organized by:

Regulators have to contend with changes in technology, law, business models, policies and globalization of the sector.  Donors are changing the way they view ICT in the Pacific and there is a change in Governments engagement in the sector. The combination of these waves of change and the increase in their frequency of change creates a resonant effect that results in a wave of change of “Tsunami” proportions. The Panel will address these changes and what the Pacific needs to do to meet the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities being presented by these changes.

Charles Punaha, very instrumental in the establishment of NICTA of Papua New Guinea, will enrich the discussions on the key skills that are required In the new regulatory environment and present views on ensuring the independence of the regulatory body; Shivnesh Prasad understands the requirements of small island states and his role as Chairman of the Telecommunications Authority of Fiji will enable him to provide insights on why small island developing states have special consideration especially when grappling with the new emerging technologies. Donnie Defreitas, an experienced regulator will provide views on training the payers in the ICT regulatory ecosystem to remain relevant.  Ivan Fong, key player in the Fijian ICT private sector will provide the industry perspective on regulation in an era of change and his views on the impact of regulatory decisions.

Moderator:

  • Donnie Defreitas, Director, PiRRC, and Regulator, Office of the Regulator, Samoa

Presenters:

  • Charles Punaha, CEO, National Information and Communications Technology Authority (PNG), Papua New Guinea
  • Ivan Fong, President, Pacific Islands Telecommunications Association (PITA), and CEO, Telecom Fiji Limited, Fiji
  • Shivnesh Prasad, Director, Communications, Ministry of Justice and Communications, and Acting Chairman, Telecommunications Authority of Fiji, Fiji
South Pacific 4
17.30–19.00
17.30–19.00
Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Only conference registrants with valid badges or guests with tickets will be admitted to this event. 

Please be aware that a valid badge only admits the badge holder. No one under the age of 21 is allowed at PTC organized social events.

 

Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Monday, 18 January 2016

Time Topic Location
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
South Pacific 3 & 4
South Pacific 3 & 4
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
Honolulu 2 & 3

Sponsored by:

Special breakfast for all Monday moderatorsspeakers and panelists only.

Honolulu 2 & 3
08.15–09.15
08.15–09.15
Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral Lounge
08.50–10.15
08.50–10.15
Coral 3
Coral 3
08.50–09.00
08.50–09.00

Welcome Remarks:
Sharon Nakama, CEO, Pacific Telecommunications Council

Convener:
Stephen Ho, President & Chair, Board of Governors, Pacific Telecommunications Council and CEO, CITIC Telecom CPC, Hong Kong, SAR China

 

09.00–09.20
09.00–09.20

Today, there are more than 7 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide, and 3.2 billion people are using the Internet, of which 2 billion live in developing countries. These are great achievements. However, 4 billion people still remain offline, representing 2/3 of the population residing in developing countries. They are excluded from the benefits of ICTs that many of us take as granted. 2015 was a pivotal year in advancing the role of ICTs. The new Sustainable Development Goals, agreed by the UN, together with the review of the agreements made at the World Summit on the Information Society, brought ICTs high on the agenda of the global communities. Targets of the Connect 2020 Agenda help concentrate minds on what specifically needs to be achieved. Agreements reached at the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015, convened by ITU, will enable further development and deployment of new generations of wireless broadband technologies. In this context, the Presentation introduces the work of ITU in maximizing the role of ICTs enabling and accelerating sustainable growth and development for everyone.

Introducer:

  • Stephen Ho, President & Chair, Board of Governors, Pacific Telecommunications Council, and CEO, CITIC Telecom CPC, Hong Kong SAR China

Presenter:

09.20–09.40
09.20–09.40

Mobile communications have the history of evolution from 1G analogue cellular to 4G LTE. Today, LTE has become the mainstream of mobile technologies.

Up to the generation of 4G, a concrete concept and technology for each generation emerged immediately after the commercial launch of the previous. In fact, there was a 4G technology in the early 2000s. In this context, there must be a concrete concept already in place for 5G, targeting for the launch in 2020. Currently we’re seeing some candidate technologies and the combination of technologies to create new technologies. With such combinations, the 5G will provide cost-effective solutions with wide coverage even on higher frequency spectra with broader bandwidths.

In this presentation, the current status of 4G is presented first. Then, the history of mobile system evolution is reviewed to discuss the future trends. And finally, the 5G technologies, the requirement analysis, experimental trials and technology divergence trends are discussed.

Introducer:

  • Masaaki Sakamaki, Co-chair, PTC’16 Program Committee, and Board of Directors, DOCOMO CS, Inc., Japan

Presenter:

09.40–10.00
09.40–10.00

Over the last 20 years, telco services have evolved from offering purely a telephony network to providing broadband, mobile and cloud services. As the range and variety of services has expanded so has the nature of competition. The 2020’s promise much more rapid change and a much wider range of technologies that we shall need to supply to our customers: Networks will evolve to software defined and 5G; Cloud services will include an increasing range and variety of PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) as brain-inspired computing take hold; IoT will need to serve verticals right across the economy; Media will be delivered by broadband; Security services will be integral to all our offerings; Support systems will need to be fully automated – to name a few. The big question is what services will we offer competitively against a new generation of competitors?

Introducer:

  • Michelle Shiers, Chief Customer Service Officer, Telstra, Hong Kong SAR China

Presenter:

10.00–10.15
10.00–10.15

In the age of the Internet with Big Data and IoT emerging, connectivity to the Internet is a must. As a result, the data traffic within the Internet is exploding at an astronomical pace. Those movements spur more secure and stable access to the Internet, and the role and responsibility of telecom carriers is expanding.

What is our destination? How should we prepare for the coming future? How can we contribute to society in this new age of the Internet?

Introducer/Interviewer:

Presenter/Interviewee:

10.15–10.30
10.15–10.30
Coral 4 & 5 and Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral 4 & 5 and Coral Lounge
10.30–12.00
10.30–12.00
Coral 3
Coral 3
10.30–11.15
10.30–11.15

The rapid pace of innovation poses distinct challenges and opportunities for telecommunications companies, government regulators, and consumers. In particular, a growing shift in consumer demand toward broadband data services (and away from legacy voice and text services) is prompting stakeholders to re-imagine what it means to be a telecommunications company in the 21st century. This panel will discuss a range of topics on this central theme, including the following: Can policies and regulations created for voice services be adapted for a data-driven world, or should they be scrapped altogether? In a world of expanding OTT services, should legacy services be maintained? How can regulators adapt to changing technology without stifling innovation? What should governments and industry do to promote the expansion of broadband services? Are changes to national telecommunications laws tending to converge towards common principles, or are countries’ approaches diverging to reflect unique national priorities? How does this impact telecommunications carriers operating in the Asia Pacific region?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Kiyoshi Mori, Director-General, International Affairs, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), Japan
  • Eli Noam, Director, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, USA
  • Robert Pepper, VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA
11.15–12.00
11.15–12.00

There are new options for connecting users to the Internet and more are coming. Speeds are increasing, wireless is becoming ubiquitous, satellites and stratospheric balloons are flying, mesh networks are driven by the Internet of Things, mobiles are becoming hubs, higher frequencies are bringing new options. It is going to be hard to escape connectivity. Marc Weiser would be pleased.

Introducer:

  • Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines

Presenter:

12.00–13.45
12.00–13.45

12.00–13.00
12.00–13.00
Coral 4 & 5

Sponsored by:

Must present lunch ticket to redeem lunch in the pavilion. Ticket can be purchased at the cashier counter for US$18 each.

Coral 4 & 5
12.00–13.45
12.00–13.45
Hibiscus 1 & 2

The PTC educators' and researchers' lunch is a chance for anyone who is interested in research (both academic and applied) to mingle and join in the development of PTC’s research community. This is an informal gathering where you can learn about the work of other PTC attendees and explore possibilities for collaboration and knowledge sharing. All are welcome!

Hibiscus 1 & 2
12.00–13.45
12.00–13.45
Nautilus 1 & 2

Sponsored by:

The luncheon features senior executives from satellite manufacturing and launch services providers, responding to the pointed questions of one of their former customers about the challenges of a constantly changing satellite market.

Moderator:

  • Eddie Kato, Partner & EVP, Global Sales and Marketing, Space Partnership International LLC (SPI), USA

Presenter:

Panelists:

  • Jacques Breton, SVP, Sales & Customers, Arianespace, France
  • Dawn Harms, VP, Business Development, Commercial Programs, , Boeing Satellite Systems International Inc., USA
  • Jonathan Hofeller, VP, Commercial Sales, SpaceX, USA
  • Johanne Lecomte, VP, Sales and Business Development, Thales Alenia Space, USA
  • Theodore McFarland, Director, Business Development, Commercial Satellite Business Unit, Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group, USA
Nautilus 1 & 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15

14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 1

Telecom service providers are now moving to improve their geographic coverage and provide service to remote or inadequately served locations.

Aircraft and ship owners are seekings ways to connect to the Internet to meet their customers expectations to be able to check their emails and Facebook page whenever and wherever they happen to be.

The only way these connections can be met in many cases is by using one of the various satellite services, but which one is best?

This session will look at the various advantages and disadvantages between the existing and future satellite offering by Geo, HTS, Meo and Leo satellite providers and the issues they have to all work together without interference.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Coral 1
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 2

Billions of new users and many more billions of devices will be added to the Internet soon, using many new platforms. Will that create new value chains and reshape business models? Come learn about the platforms. Consider the implications for users; app, device and access suppliers.

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Reza Arefi, Director, Spectrum Strategy, Intel Corporation, USA
  • J. Armand Musey, President/Founder, Summit Ridge Group, LLC, USA
  • H Sama Nwana, Executive Director, Dynamic Spectrum Alliance, and Founder & Director, Atlantic Telecoms & Media, USA
  • Peter Stanforth, CTO & Co-founder, Spectrum Bridge Inc., USA
Coral 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15

14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 1

Connectivity – the key to success!!  In this session four expert speakers will present an innovative blend of topics focused towards “Connecting the Lands of Plenty!”

  • Open Cable Systems: The interest in the business model of Open Cables for undersea communications has continued to rise in the past year. Cable owners see the significant value in the ability to separate the cable, repeaters, and wet plant support and monitoring equipment from the SLTE transponders. Subcom understand the value of such models recognize the importance of “choice” in the cable industry.

  • Ensuring IP Connectivity for All: When is it faster to hop on a satellite link than it is to take a subsea fibre route? When is sneaker-net faster than ftp between two networks in the same city? Answer to both: when you're a small island in the Pacific!  In this session, NSRC will explore the internet uptake, connectivity, and interconnectivity of a number of island nations in the Pacific.

  • More – You Want More!: Choosing the right technology for the optimization of the capacity of a fibre is a critical key to success.  Technology exists today to deliver a 50% increase in capacity compared to the most common coherent modulation technique – this will increase the value of established submarine cable systems around the world. In this session, Infinera will explain the multiple benefits that can be delivered and how to make these a reality.

  • Let the LION Roar: Today submarine cables are estimated to carry 95% of international voice and data traffic. Yet a number of natural disasters in recent years have highlighted the growing vulnerability of relying on subsea cables to transport such vast quantities of the world’s traffic. As subsea routes become increasingly congested, can the development of terrestrial networks offer a valuable alternative for the global carrier community? The industry really wants to have alternatives – the attraction of terrestrial routes is more about diversity than anything else- or is it?

 Who would have thought you can get all this into one session!!! Topical really!

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 2

Organized by:

New technologies disrupt settled norms and create new economic opportunities. Yet these same new opportunities can be sources of friction between innovators and regulators. This panel will discuss the following opportunities – and challenges – that continue to be created by emerging technologies and evolving legal norms:

  • Trends in Global Internet Governance. What are the global effects of the Open Internet regulations adopted by the United States Federal Communications Commission earlier this year?   Will the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority’s transition to global governance lead to a renewed push for greater global control over ICANN?

  • Cyber Security. With the recent spike in state-sanctioned cyber attacks, will new international agreements become necessary?  As technology companies devote significant resources to data encryption, will governments require back doors?  Following a year of significant data breaches, will regulators impose new cybersecurity obligations on companies?  Does the electronic storage of sensitive financial data for mobile payment purposes increase the risk of damaging data breaches?

  • The Internet of Things. As the number of internet-connected devices continues to skyrocket, are new privacy frameworks needed or can existing laws be applied?  How are governments addressing the challenges posed by Big Data? How will technology infrastructures handle the vast amounts of data that will be transmitted and collected as internet-connectivity increases?

  • International Spectrum Allocation.What challenges do the exponential growth of mobile services and the corresponding enormous demand for spectrum create for government regulators, and how will they resolve such challenges?  If successful, will the United States’ Incentive Auction have global ramifications?

  • Developments in TPP.How will the Trans-Pacific Partnership’s reduced telecommunications barriers impact other international agreements? Will the TPP’s uniform reduction in data roaming charges become universal? Will other countries need to adopt the TPP’s prohibition on local data infrastructure requirements in order to compete for telecommunications business?

  • Ramifications of ECJ’s US-EU Safe Harbor Decision. Will the European Court of Justice’s invalidation of the US-EU Safe Harbor framework lead other nations to question the viability of the United States’ data collection protections?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Eric Fishman, Founder & Principal, Fishman Advisors PLLC, USA
  • Robert Frieden, Pioneers Chair & Professor, Telecommunications and Law, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Chip Yorkgitis, Partner, Kelley, Drye & Warren, LLP, USA
South Pacific 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 3

This session examines the development of ICT projects from the perspective of multilateral agencies and details the operational processes from initiation to completion.How projects are proposed and implemented are covered including the following steps: funding & bidding, initiation, and the partnering and planning phases.By highlighting the breadth of the process, this discussion will provide insight about ICT project evolution in select agencies. Overall, the goal is to showing how and at what point those interested can be a part of these projects.

Moderator:

  • Shishir Belbase, Head, Communication and Networks Unit, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Philippines

Panelists:

South Pacific 3
15.15–15.30
15.15–15.30
Coral 4 & 5, Coral and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral 4 & 5, Coral and South Pacific Lounge
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45

15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
Coral 1

It has been said that networks will need a complete overhaul because of the Internet of Things. However, while some things will generate bandwidth intensive video feeds, many other things such as smart meters will be generating mere bytes of information. The massive number of things will need to be addressed, but IPv6 can more than handle this. So do networks really need to change? Or is it just business as usual, deploying increasing bandwidth as we've been doing for decades? Come to this roundtable discussion and help determine your networks infrastructure evolution and what next generation telecoms will mean for your business.

Moderator:

  • Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines

Panelists:

  • Hiroyuki Baba, Project Researcher, Ogimoto Laboratory, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo , Japan
  • Robert Pepper, VP, Global Technology Policy, Cisco, USA
  • Chris Sharp, CTO, Digital Realty, USA
  • Dawane Young, Director, Platforms and Applications, Verizon Partner Solutions, USA
  • Andriy Zhylenko, CTO, PortaOne, Inc., Canada
Coral 1
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
Coral 2

What will be the future impact of tens and hundreds of billions of things connected to the global (or interplanetary) internet? How might our carriers, providers, enterprises and regulatory mechanisms change to cope with the literal explosion of connected devices, appliances and nano-devices? We will have a convesrsation to include a range of themes from the perspective of governance and potential future strategies, as carriers, providers and regional network operators think about the future of the Internet (of Everything). Please come and join us in the conversation.

Moderator:

  • Garret Yoshimi, VP, Information Technology & CIO, University of Hawaiʻi, USA

Panelists:

Coral 2
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45

15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 1

Organized by:

Satellites now stand at the cusp of a new era of higher bandwidth, lower cost and improved offerings, and the broader telecom industry has taken notice. Whether through HTS capacity or enhanced managed services offerings, satellite technology is no longer niche and is now seen as a viable platform for global, low cost connectivity. And perhaps nowhere is this more evident than in the Pacific. However, many questions remain;

-  Is satellite really a viable option for includsion in telco networks, and where/why?

-  Which applications are driving the converged offering, now and in the furture?

-  Which areas much be improved in order to further the convergence trend?

This session will pair satellite companies and telcos together to explore the offerings, requirements and applications jointly enabled, and thus evaluate if satellite-telco convergence is finally here.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 2

The rise of Internet technology and the success of over-the-top (OTT) players continue to have a significant impact on traditional players in the telecoms ecosystem. Maintain the status quo is ineffective in a world of increasingly and irreversibly IP-everywhere world. New business models focus on exploiting the core competence of operators, separating access and services, and innovative network design.

This session includes 3 discrete presentations. Nooree Kim studies ‘Uberization’ in South Korea, from a consumer’s perspective and offers strategic implications for enterprises in O2O industry. Heather Hudson explores how organizations in southwest Alaska, including large and small businesses, Native corporations and organizations, and local and regional governments are using broadband to enhance their business. Krishna Jayakar explores the impact of Over-The-Top (OTT) services on international call volumes originating or terminating in the United States.

Moderator:

  • Chun Liu, Associate Professor, School of Economics and Management , Southwest Jiaotong University, Peoples Rep. of China

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 3

The Sig-on-Dev panel is an annual session focused on exploring the theory and reality of improving life in emerging economies through appropriate use of ICTs. Recurring themes in past discussions include the socio-economic, technical, managerial and context-based challenges of initiating and then maintaining ICT-based solutions in resource-strapped environments. This session will further the discussion with reporting on ICT4D projects supported by the Pacific Telecommunications Council and PTC members. In addition, the PTC’s yearly research report on Broadband progress and requirements for comprehensive ICT development policy agendas in select Southeast Asian economies will be presented. Finally, the session will be moderated by a representative from the Asian Development Bank who will highlight project funding priorities and challenges.Comparing experiences in implementation, policy-level decision-making and resource availability is intended to provide a realistic perspective of what is possible and what is left yet to achieve.

This session includes 3 discrete presentations: Laura Hosman's PTC project, Bruce Baikie's Solar Micro-Data Center Challenge, both of which focus on implementations in the Pacific Islands. The Broadband Report presentation will review the past 3 years of findings in the markets covered in the reports. The moderator/discussant will tie together the common threads in these projects and studies representing the PTC membership and mission.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 3

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Time Topic Location
07.00–08.15
07.00–08.15
Rainbow 2 & 3

Sponsored by:

Women only; by invitation

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Valerie D’Costa, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, The World Bank Group, USA
  • Ellie Sweeney, Executive Director, Global Wholesale, Telstra, Hong Kong SAR China
Rainbow 2 & 3
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
Honolulu 2 & 3

Sponsored by:

Special breakfast for all Tuesday moderators, speakers and panelists only.

Honolulu 2 & 3
08.30–09.30
08.30–09.30
Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral Lounge
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
Coral 3
Coral 3
09.00–09.25
09.00–09.25

As Big Data gets bigger and the Internet of Things continue to change our lives in ways yet imagined, telecom service providers and data center operators are in a race against time to keep up with new mandates of digital transformation. In this new world, collaboration becomes fundamental as new technologies align with network connectivity and core data center capabilities to set new standards for the evolving digital economy. Bill Barney, CEO of Reliance Communications (Enterprise) and Global Cloud Xchange will share perspectives and insights on how to align strategies to trends in order to maximize leverage and business benefits in the ever evolving digital world.

Introducer:

Presenter:

  • Bill Barney, CEO, Reliance Communications (Enterprise) & Global Cloud Xchange, Hong Kong SAR China
09.25–09.50
09.25–09.50

Today’s customers are working to enable rapid growth with restrictive budgets. They want to make use of legacy infrastructure, while at the same time taking advantage of the flexibility, cost advantages, and control features of newer technologies. Where does this lead? For service providers, it means they must work to offer more customized solutions including Hybrid WAN, Hybrid Cloud, and tailored Over the Top deployments, all wrapped within the customer control advantages afforded by SDN. And they must be able to secure it at every layer. In this session, Robert Schult, Director, Research, TeleGeography, USA, will interview Jack Waters, Chief Technology Officer of Level 3 Communications, to explore how service providers must become more consultative, and weave together a wide range of emerging technologies to meet unique customer demands today, while keeping a watchful eye for emerging trends in the future.

Interviewer:

Interviewee:

09.50–10.15
09.50–10.15

All technology is imbued with values -- deliberately-engineered qualities that mirror certain aspects of human behavior. And the Internet is no exception.

In this talk, Richard Whitt will discuss the code, people, and processes of the value-laden Internet, with an eye towards describing the recent shift in empowerment from the “core” of the network to users operating at its “deep edges." As part of this discussion, Rick will outline the challenge facing the tech industry as it struggles to explain itself to government policymakers, in Washington and elsewhere. How can we protect the key values of the Internet -- including its open, interconnected, end-to-end design -- when would-be regulators fail to appreciate or even understand them?

Introducer:

  • Richard Taylor, Distinguished Professor in Residence, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, USA

Presenter:

  • Rick Whitt, Corporate Director, Strategic Initiatives, Google Access Team, Google Inc., USA
10.15–10.30
10.15–10.30
Coral 4 & 5 and Coral Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral 4 & 5 and Coral Lounge
10.30–12.00
10.30–12.00
Coral 3
Coral 3
10.30–11.20
10.30–11.20

The mainstream acceptance of cloud means that it is entering a new phase of its development. Panelists will discuss where new innovation and opportunities in the cloud are coming from and the challenges associated with this new wave of cloud growth. They will explore drivers for new cloud developments as well as indicators they see in the market today and what they might mean for the future of cloud. The panel will discuss how factors are shaping new cloud services and where the market is headed in the short and long term.

Moderator:

  • Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines

Panelists:

11.20–12.00
11.20–12.00

This session will examine some of the core challenges facing telecommunications service providers as the sector faces new opportunities and risks in the most disruptive environment yet encountered.

Legacy practices won’t suffice, but how do global operators maintain the primacy of customer relationships – and operational profitability – when the digital services revolution sees increasing migration to ‘beyond the network’ platforms and a host of over-the-top applications?

How can service virtualisation and the processing power of end-point devices be harnessed to create a new and value-added customer experience?

How will the Internet of Things be incorporated into the reimagined telco model, taking account of open data/privacy issues, bandwidth requirements, security issues and more?

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Anthony Christie, Chief Marketing Officer, Level 3 Communications, USA
  • Andrew Kwok, President, International and Carrier Business, Hutchison Global Communications Limited, Hong Kong SAR China
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00

12.00–13.00
12.00–13.00
Coral 4 & 5

Sponsored by:

Must present lunch ticket to redeem lunch in the pavilion. Ticket can be purchased at the cashier counter for US$18 each.

Coral 4 & 5
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00
Hibiscus 1

PTC's SIG-on-Dev lunch brings together a varied group of researchers, practitioners, government and non-government representatives as well as industry players who share an interest in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) to further social and economic development in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Our annual lunch is an opportunity for informal discussion about ICT4D-research questions and practical experiences. Participation is open to all!

Hibiscus 1
12.00–14.00
12.00–14.00
Nautilus 1 & 2

Sponsored by:

By invitation only.

Nautilus 1 & 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 2
Coral 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 2

Extremes? What extremes!!! 

  • Latency: The demands of today’s business environment are changing and when a low latency, subsea fibre optic cable network is specifically identified as addressing a specific market opportunity, a traditional cable route may not provide the shortest route, lowest latency or optimum solution, and a different solution may be called for!

  • Making Ends Meet: hear the story of the HUGO system, which shows the value of breaking with convention. HUGO connects UK, Guernsey and France and was originally created using cable from the GEMINI system and removing the repeaters to create an unrepeatered link. This bold decision produced a highly cost-effective Nx10G link which has been carrying traffic since 2006. However, the fibre loss – a little higher than usual for unrepeatered links – was a block to upgrading the UK-Guernsey Segment to higher capacity and in 2014 a breakthrough was found!

 So come along, hear these … speakers address these extremely important aspects of submarine cables – and also have your say in “Balancing the Extremes!”

Moderator:

Panelists:

Coral 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 1

It's not news that Software-Defined Networks and Network Functions Virtualization are hot topics in the telecom world. But how much of this is hype, and how much of it represents a linear evolution of increased control plane capabilities and intelligence. From a competitive standpoint, if all telecom operators deploy enhanced functionality and flexibility, will anyone be better off than before? What are the customer use cases driving enhanced functionality? Come to this roundtable discussion and help us determine the role of SDN/NFV in today's andtomorrow's operator and what enabling equipment vendors need to do to stay relevant.

Moderator:

  • Joe Weinman, Author, Cloudonomics and Digital Disciplines

Panelists:

South Pacific 1
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
Coral 1

Vehicle-to-Vehicle communications using 760MHz was deployed in Japan in 2015 as the world’s first V2V capability. Automated Driving will be commercialized around 2020 and it will be essential for the automated and/or autonomous driving vehicle to have high performance wireless communications and information processing capabilities.

By this nature, vehicles will become not only new network appliances, but also intelligent network nodes especially for IoT by their powerful wireless communications, various sensors and sophisticated information technologies such as AI. In addition to these future capabilities, it should be noted that the number of vehicles in the globe is about 1 billion versus 2 billion smartphones.

This roundtable explains the latest trends of automobile technologies first, and then discusses future capabilities of connected cars and their new values in telecommunication networks and societies.

Moderator:

  • Yuji Inoue, Chairman of the Board, Toyota Info Technology Co. Ltd, Japan

Panelists:

Coral 1
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15

14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 2

From the bottom of the pyramid to the top, Internet access, app and device suppliers are finding new ways to enable use of the internet by everyone, everywhere, in ways that often disrupt our notions of “who does what” in the value chain, what it costs to create and deliver value, and how value is created. In many cases, the boundary between “app provider” and “service provider” is porous, as everyone moves up, or across, the value chain. Find out what is happening, and why. Where are some of the developing opportunities? Where do we look for partners? Why are old distinctions being erased, and what does that mean? 

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 2
14.00–15.15
14.00–15.15
South Pacific 4

This year's PTC Young Scholars present the current state of academic research from their specializations in the field of telecommunications. This session covers current and pressing telecommunications topics, such as ad virality and spectrum management policy. This session is multidisciplinary and international, encompassing conceptual, theoretical and empirical studies, quantitative as well as qualitative. The papers presented in this session will address topic relevant and impactful in today’s business environment. These topics will be explored at national, regional and international levels, including issues confronting both developed and developing countries.

Moderator:

  • Mark Chun, Associate Dean, Executive Programs, & Associate Professor, Information Systems, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
15.15–15.30
15.15–15.30
Coral 4 & 5, Coral and South Pacific Lounge

Sponsored by:

Coral 4 & 5, Coral and South Pacific Lounge
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45

15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
Coral 2

The question for most Enterprises isn’t whether data centers are shifting from private to public, but rather, when and how quickly. Organizations across the globe are either in the midst of this inevitable transition, or are in planning stages as they work to define the scale, timing and scope of this shift to maximize their efficiency or meet other business imperatives. This provides a host of opportunity for data center and network solutions providers as they work to meet individual customer solution requirements, such as hybrid IT/cloud, mobile and social deployments. One thing is clear—the demands of this trend require a high degree of collaboration between ecosystem and competitive providers. This round table will explore the challenges customers face, the solutions data center providers are applying to those challenges, and the ways in which the broader data center, cloud and network ecosystem must work together to meet the public to private data center transition trend.

Moderator:

Panelists:

Coral 2
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 1

What are the policy implications of 5G? What policies are governments in the region adopting to ensure their countries will lead in 5G? Will regulators around the world make new spectrum available for the fifth generation of mobile broadband, also called IMT 2020 by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU)? With the ITU’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) recently concluded, what bands of spectrum will be studied in the ITU to facilitate 5G globally? How will the push for 5G impact satellite and fixed service incumbents in those study bands? What policies are regulators around the Pacific Rim adopting to facilitate 5G in advance of the ITU-R's goal of standardization by 2020? What strategies are market participants adopting to lead on 5G? Will other countries match East Asia’s investments? These and other questions can be explored as the panel gives its insight on how 5G will require policymakers to reimagine their regulatory frameworks.

Moderator:

Panelists:

South Pacific 1
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
Coral 1

Declining revenues from traditional wholesale services mean carriers are being challenged to find new drivers for growth. This roundtable will discuss the new opportunities and trends that will enable wholesale carriers to capture new revenue streams and drive profitability.

Carriers must look at how they can retool their businesses to become enablers in important future growth areas, such as cloud-based IT services, the Internet of Things (IoT) and content distribution. It is not just carrier service portfolios that must change, but basic business models and mindsets as well. Carriers are seeking out new ways to gain advantages over competitors and are developing strategies for competing in an increasing crowded market. The roundtable will examine the challenges they face and what they mean to the future of profitability in carrier business.

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Adel Bazerghi, President, BCE Nexxia, A Bell Canada Company, and SVP, Bell Canada Wholesale, Canada
  • Martijn Blanken, Group Managing Director & Chief Customer Officer, Global Enterprise Services, Telstra, Australia
  • Alex Caeg, SVP, Carrier Business, PLDT, Philippines
  • Vivek Manglik, SVP & Head, Voice, Mobile and Roaming Solutions, Bharti Airtel Limited, India
  • Eric Liu, SVP, Global Wholesale Business, China Unicom Global Limited, Hong Kong SAR China
  • Christian Michaud, SVP, Product & Business Strategy, Tata Communications, Canada
Coral 1
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45

15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 2

Our panel of industry representatives will present the current state-of-the-art from their perspectives for Software Defined Networks and Network Function Virtualization, including a discussion of the business case for implementing SDN/NFV, along with practical use scenarios for carriers, long-haul networks and large enterprise customers.

Moderator:

  • Garret Yoshimi, VP, Information Technology & CIO, University of Hawaiʻi, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 2
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 3

Telecom companies are a prime target for cyber-attacks as they provide critical infrastructure that is widely used to transport Internet traffic. The network of undersea land cables, satellites, terrestrial and wireless communications carry essential data that our consumers use on a daily basis. The providers have seen unprecedented growth with exponential increase in demand for more bandwidth. During the last decade, the evolution of data centers and cloud providers have further increased the need for more bandwidth. We have come a long way from sharing research papers in the early days of ARPAnet without much change in the underlying architecture and protocols. During a recent interview, the founder of internet, Mr. Vint Cerf acknowledged that given a chance again, he would have integrated several security features within the design of protocols to include end to end encryption. However, until the underlying structure is modified, the consumers and providers have to address confidentiality, integrity and availability aspects of their data.               

This panel will explore some of the unique threats telecom providers face on a daily basis. These threats range from hackers/hacktivists to advanced persistent threats (APT), as well as nation and state adversaries. The panel will discuss 'must do mitigations' for the most applicable threats and discuss strategies for assuring the telecom core trustworthiness (availability, integrity and confidentiality). As the consumer demand for more resilient services grows, the panel will explore features of resilient communications and what that means for terrestrial and satellite providers. We will discuss strategies for reducing exposure after a breach and best practices for "Incident Response" for C-level executives. Lastly, the panel will provide organizational, environmental, and contextual aspects of cyber security and how organizations can develop resources and capabilities to prepare themselves for the changing cyber security environment.

Al DiGabriele will explore emerging technologies that enhance security posture of a telecom provider and reduce exposure after detection.

Dr Nir Kshetri will provide organizational, environmental, and contextual aspects of cyber security and how organizations can develop resources and capabilities to prepare themselves for the changing cyber security environment. 

Mr Phil Mar from Viasat will provide cyber strategies for C-level executive that can be implemented effectively within a provider organization.

Moderator:

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
15.30–16.45
15.30–16.45
South Pacific 4

This session covers three diverse areas of topical interest from three of PTC's 2016 Young Scholars. Research topics include analysis of the policies and practices of "e-waste," specifically, for end of life mobile phones. Next, potential adopters and consumers of the Internet of Things are examined with a focus on "power users" as a force driving the evolution of the IoT. Finally, work will be presented that looks at development and ICT growth from a "spatial divide" perspective. This study looks at the ways in which spatial inequality is related to the Internet divide in Indonesia, a country that despite growth, is experiencing unequal regional development.

Moderator:

  • Jenifer Winter, Assistant Professor, School of Communications, , University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 4
17.00–18.00
17.00–18.00
Tapa Tower, Suite T3230

“Innovation Group” of start-ups was established within PTCJ in 2015 to promote further industry-government-academia activities. At PTC ’16, young entrepreneurs will hold a seminar to build a business network throughout the Pacific region. With the mentality of OMOTENASHI (hospitality; recognized in the campaign to host the 2020 Olympics) their business models will be presented. Meaningful discussions for future business prospects among participants are expected. 

Japanese OMOTENASHI mentality has been inherited uninterruptedly for more than 1,000 years. 
Japan has 1.2 million companies, of which 20,000 companies have been operated for more than 100 years and 7 companies for more than 1,000 years. This OMOTENASHI mentality has benefited makers, merchants and customers. With inherited DNA to survive in such a way, unique business models of “Innovation Group” will be presented at PTCJ Salon on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, from 17:00.

Presenters:

Tapa Tower, Suite T3230
18.30–20.00
18.30–20.00
Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Only conference registrants with valid badges or guests with tickets will be admitted to this event. 

Please be aware that a valid badge only admits the badge holder. No one under the age of 21 is allowed at PTC organized social events.

Great Lawn, Hilton Hawaiian Village

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Time Topic Location
07.30–08.15
07.30–08.15
Honolulu 3

Sponsored by:

Special breakfast for all Wednesday moderators, speakers and panelists only.

Honolulu 3
08.30–09.30
08.30–09.30
Coral Lounge
Coral Lounge
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15

09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 1

Broadband options continue to proliferate in the larger and more developed nations around the Asia/Pacific Basin, but challenges remain for bringing such bandwidth abundance to the many dispersed, lightly populated corners of the region. Despite the small size of these dispersed, largely rural and remote markets, new satellite systems are either implementing or planning to implement solutions designed to meet their needs. Changes in what is flying overhead is also focusing attention on needed changes in ground systems, where services must be adapted to meet the needs of the users.

Moderator:

  • Tim Logue, Senior Director, Marketing & Sales, Thales Alenia Space, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 1
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 2

Organized by:

SDN presents several opportunities, but poses equal amounts of questions and problems. While some businesses may be waiting to see what it can bring, others are taking a more proactive approach, investigating how to assess the options it presents. SDN brings network flexibility, if one has the capability to enable it. Before making the leap to SDN, there are many ways to test the business cases around it, and even develop proofs of concept around its use.

In this session, we will investigate some likely scenarios and use cases where SDN may or may not make strategic sense for a given business. We will show how to assess some of these options, and even demonstrate proof of concept capabilities that shows the feasibility of ideas that leverage SDN.

With increasing pressure on cost, and the constant push for more bandwidth, the traditional approaches to maintain business are no longer viable. The only way around this confluence of pressure is relief of constraints. SDN presents one opportunity for relieving network constraints. This talk will explore some of the strategies for leveraging this relief of constraints, and show how to evaluate some of the options it presents. Not only can a business case be developed around relieving a network constraint, but the supporting analysis can at times take the form of a prototype proof of concept that becomes critical to the deployed solution.

Expectation is for all three speakers to present equally, with time left for questions. At least one presentation may be in part a demonstration of a proof of concept.

Moderator:

  • Jason Rupe, Director, Operational Modeling, Polar Star Consulting, USA

Panelists:

South Pacific 2
09.00–10.15
09.00–10.15
South Pacific 3

The Policy Regulation session will take a look at the roles of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the economy and society. This session is multidisciplinary and international, encompassing conceptual, theoretical and empirical studies, quantitative as well as qualitative.The papers presented in this session will address topic relevant and impactful in today’s business environment. Its scope includes ICT markets; policy, regulation, and governance; management, entrepreneurship,innovation and use. These topics will be explored at national, regiona land international levels, including issues confronting both developed and developing countries.

Moderator:

  • Mark Chun, Associate Dean, Executive Programs, & Associate Professor, Information Systems, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University, USA

Presenters:

South Pacific 3
10.15–10.30
10.15–10.30
Coral & South Pacific Lounges

Sponsored by:

Coral & South Pacific Lounges
10.30–12.00
10.30–12.00
Coral 3
Coral 3
10.30–11.05
10.30–11.05

2015 was a robust year for equity and debt financing as well as M&A in the telecom and Internet sectors. This session will examine factors that could drive investments and M&A activity during 2016 and beyond across AsiaPac and other regions amongst network providers, managed services providers, infrastructure players, wireless spectrum, and other area. Panelists will focus on the contributions of the public capital markets as well as providers of private capital.

Moderator:

Panelists:

  • Tim Horan, Managing Director & Senior Analyst, Communication and Cloud Services, Oppenheimer & Co., USA
  • Tony Lin, Director, GI Partners, USA
  • Richard Lukaj, Senior Managing Director, Bank Street Group, USA
11.05–11.20
11.05–11.20

Koichi Suzuki is one of Asia-Pacific’s Internet pioneers and currently serves as Chairman & CEO, Internet Initiative Japan Inc., a company he founded in 1992. IIJ offers a wide range of Internet connectivity, outsourcing, cloud computing and systems-integration services to over 8,500 Japanese blue-chip companies, including carriers, governmental organizations and individual users.

Mr. Suzuki has a wealth of experience in the computer and communications industries and has held leadership positions in a number of ventures involved in industrial engineering, industrial/economic research and business consulting.

Mr. Suzuki will offer his considerable insights on how the Internet and electronic commerce has evolved, the challenges and opportunities in next generation services, and what it took for his company to thrive in a marketplace dominated by large, incumbent firms.

Interviewer:

  • Robert Frieden, Pioneers Chair & Professor, Telecommunications and Law, Pennsylvania State University, USA

Interviewee:

  • Koichi Suzuki, Chairman & CEO, Internet Initiative Japan Inc., Japan
11.20–11.40
11.20–11.40

Many factors will shape the future telecoms landscape as networks and services have become an essential core to our lives and livelihoods. Issues of data and identity protection, cross-border and cross-industry regulation, maintaining sustainable business functionality, building better models of infrastructure investment, assuring cloud and inter-cloud reliance, as well as fostering policies that promote innovation and equitable development must be viewed as part of the necessity of creating a new global trust in telecoms. To what outcome should policy formulations aspire? When can regulation be useful? What cooperative business efforts should be encouraged, especially with respect to spectrum and infrastructure? How can the risks associated with intrusiveness, pressures of scarce resources, telecom’s role in environmental stewardship, and compliance be reimagined? Toward what new global trust should we be shaping the future of telecoms to insure sustainability of all market participants?

Interviewer:

  • Mark Hukill, Principal Consultant, Asia-Pacific Electronic Media Communications, LLC, USA

Interviewee:

  • Andrew Haire, Chairman & Founder, AJH Communications, LLC, USA
11.40–12.00
11.40–12.00

In 2019, OneWeb’s constellation of low Earth orbit satellites will provide global Internet access through small, low cost terminals. Uniquely, OneWeb’s terminals are also small cell LTE base stations which integrate directly into mobile networks increasing their coverage footprint. Greg will be discussing the OneWeb mission as well as the opportunities for governments and private entities to connect every household, school and health center across rural areas, regardless of local infrastructure challenges.

Introducer:

Presenter:

12.00–13.30
12.00–13.30
Coral 4

Open to all Full, Network and Wednesday-only registered attendees.

Awards include the Richard J. Barber PTC Distinguished Service Award, two research awards, Young Scholar Program winners, as well as the ATLANTIC-ACM awards.

Coral 4
13.45–14.30
13.45–14.30
South Pacific 1
South Pacific 1
14.45–17.30
14.45–17.30
South Pacific 4

For all incoming and continuing Board of Governors members only.

South Pacific 4
16.00–20.00
16.00–20.00
Kuroda Field, Hale Koa Hotel

Organized by:

Come join your fellow PTC'16 attendees for an industry tradition on the pitch: Italy vs. the Rest of the World football match.

Kuroda Field, Hale Koa Hotel

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  • MegaSys
  • Harris
  • Verizon Wholesale
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  • BTI Systems
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